- Pia Wurtzbach and Marlon Stockinger at Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila on January 22
- They attended an event organized in honor of Wurtzbach
- It was their first public appearance as a couple
After reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach opened up about the real status of her relationship with Filipino-Swiss professional race car driver Marlon Stockinger, they made their first public appearance as a couple on Sunday, January 22.
According to an article published by ABS-CBN News, the couple arrived together at Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila for an event organized to pay tribute to Wurtzbach.
Stockinger said that he’s very proud of his ladylove and came to the event to show his support.
“I am just happy to celebrate this for her. Everyone is here to come and support. I am just very very proud,” he said.
Stockinger expressed that he wants Wurtzbach to take it easy and have time for herself after she passes the crown to the next Miss Universe but he emphasized that he won’t hold her back from doing whatever she wants to do.
“I say, ‘Just go for it, always go and work hard. It’s 2017, you’re a modern woman. It’s all about just being yourself and working as hard as you can,’” he said.
The couple admitted their relationship last week when Wurtzbach was interviewed by Dyan Castillejo of ABS-CBN News.
The beauty queen said: “I’m glad that I finally met somebody who’s very secure with himself and who understands my job, and who’s not afraid to let me have my moment such as right now, now that the competition is happening here.”
Speaking like any other woman in love, Wurtzbach’s eyes glowed as she talked about her Filipino-Swiss boyfriend, whom she described as funny.
She noted that there are times when people who are in relationships had to force themselves to laugh although their partners aren’t funny at all, but it’s not like that in her case.
She shared that her manager and the Miss Universe Organization like Stockinger and they’re in favor of their relationship.
The happy couple welcomed the new year together in Hawaii and they shared some of their photos on their respective Instagram accounts.